KDevPlatform ruby extension progress
apaku at gmx.de
Sun Jun 8 22:06:14 UTC 2008
On 08.06.08 20:27:00, Richard Dale wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 9:05 PM, Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de> wrote:
> > On 07.06.08 18:13:36, Richard Dale wrote:
> > > I've checked in a kdevplatform Smoke library and a ruby extension that
> > uses
> > > it, into kdebindings/smoke/kdevplatform and kdebindings/ruby/kdevplatform
> > > respectively. There are over 125 KDevelop:: and Sublime:: classes
> > wrapped,
> > > although I still need to add the list marshallers for the Ruby extension
> > > (that shouldn't take long).
> > >
> > > The following classes gave problems with either the code generation or
> > > linking and weren't wrapped:
> > >
> > > KDevelop::BackgroundParser
> > That might be needed for language supprt
> > > KDevelop::ContextOwner
> > That one too.
> > > KDevelop::Definition
> > That doesn't exist anymore.
> > > KDevelop::IBuildSystemManager
> > only for buildsystem stuff
> > > KDevelop::IDocumentController
> > That one is probably needed too, for example for opening a file...
> > > KDevelop::IPluginController
> > Not for a ruby language plugin.
> > > KDevelop::IProject
> > > KDevelop::IProjectBuilder
> > > KDevelop::IProjectFileManager
> > Probably also not needed.
> > > KDevelop::IQuickOpen
> > That one might be needed, but I don't know the quick-open stuff too
> > well.
> > > KDevelop::IRunProvider
> > > KDevelop::IStatus
> > I don't think these are needed.
> > > KDevelop::DUContext::SearchItem
> > > KDevelop::DUChainObserver
> > I'm not sure about the latter here, might be needed for some stuff.
> > > KDevelop::QuickOpenFileSetInterface
> > >
> > > I hope that none of these will be a showstopper WRT developing a Ruby
> > > language plugin in Ruby. I wonder if the use of threading with
> > ThreadWeaver
> > > is going to be a problem with Ruby as it isn't threadsafe. Perhaps as
> > long
> > > as Ruby code is only ever running in one thread it will be ok.
> > Its possible to limit the parser to one thread, but that thread still is
> > not the GUI thread and part of the code in a language plugin will run in
> > the GUI thread (while another part runs in the parser thread). Then
> > again I'm not sure what "not threadsafe" means in this context as the
> > ruby plugin would use C++ code that is threadsafe for locking and such
> > things.
> 'Not threadsafe' means Ruby running in two threads at once. The Ruby parser
> will be written in C++ and so I assume it will run in the background ok.
Well, last I talked with Alexander about this he wanted to stop the c++
parser for ruby and do it all in ruby because its much easier :)
> > > The vcs headers gave a lot of compile problems and so I've left them out
> > for
> > > now.
> The problems with the interface classes was that they don't just contain
> pure virtual methods as you would expect in an interface class, as the
> signals are not virtual. So the bindings code generator assumes that there
> are definitions implemented, and then the generated code fails to link
> against the non-existent method definition code. For instance, if I patch
> the iprojectbuilder.h file like this the code generates fine:
Aah, ok. I'll see what happens if I make the signals pure virtuals (it
should work). The "signals" keyword on those classes is ignored anyway
so they're just functions and indeed should either be pure virtual or
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